Excellence in Public Affairs Award

The Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Public Affairs was established at Missouri State University to recognize faculty and staff who excel at carrying out the public affairs mission.

Up to three faculty and three staff award winners are selected each year to receive a certificate, recognition by the Board of Governors and a $1,500 grant to be used for travel, research and/or projects related to their work with Public Affairs.


Missouri State faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate colleagues for the Board of Governors' Excellence in Public Affairs Award. Recipients must have been employed full-time at Missouri State for at least 3 years at the time of nomination and provide evidence of distinctive work and accomplishments in support of the University’s Public Affairs mission.